Megan Szukala

Social Media Manager

Recent Posts

ESI: 30 Years of Innovation and Helping Others

Posted by Megan Szukala

October 20, 2017; 3:00 PM

Since we founded ESI 30 years ago, we've sold over 300,000 business communication systems and grown to hundreds of certified resellers nationwide. While this success has helped ESI become the successful business it is, it has also provided us a way to give back to the community. Please indulge us as we look back on the early days and reminisce about how it all began.


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The desk phone isn’t dead

Posted by Megan Szukala

September 13, 2017; 3:14 PM

We reject the idea that the desk phone is dead. It’s still a critical part of the business communications ecosystem. All that’s changed is that now the desk phone is not alone. With the emergence of mobile devices and messaging technologies, employees now have other options when it comes to communicating with each other or clients and customers. That means preferences have to change and systems need to mature.


A better desk phone and integrated systems are more important than ever. We sat down with our CEO, George Platt, for a few minutes to talk about ESI’s new ePhone7 and why it’s critical that all aspects of a unified communications system be integrated.



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Topics: technology, product development, Desk Phone

The Chatbots Are Coming

Posted by Megan Szukala

March 6, 2017; 3:00 PM



The world of Unified Communications (UC) continues to evolve. In January, there were several articles predicting that artificial intelligence (AI) and chatbots will be a UC game changer for 2017.


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Topics: technology, product development, Unified Communications (UC), mobility

How Cloud-Based Technology Will Take 2017 by Storm

Posted by Megan Szukala

January 31, 2017; 5:09 PM

The new year is in full swing and with that comes predictions regarding upcoming technological advancement. For the enterprise communications industry, there has been an exceptional amount of talk about the transition to cloud-based systems and the abundance of benefits and flexibility that it provides.


Cloud-based communication systems allow more employees to work from home than ever before. In addition, cloud storage provides cheaper and faster solutions for hosting company data and other important information. To wrap up the month of January and to dive into 2017, we’ve rounded up articles to showcase what Unified Communications (UC)  thought leaders are predicting for cloud-based systems in the upcoming year.


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Topics: Cloud Communication, mobility

Embracing the Hybrid Cloud in Unified Communications

Posted by Megan Szukala

December 29, 2016; 3:03 PM

Enhancing unified communications through the use of hybrid cloud solutions has become increasingly popular among organizations of all sizes and all industries. The hybrid cloud can provide many unique benefits including customization, scalability, increased productivity and workload management. However, some organizations are still hesitant to make this transition over to the cloud. Not to fear, ESI and the cloud are here to help!


To wrap up the month of December, we’ve pulled together articles from around the web that provide a deep dive into how the hybrid cloud can make a positive impact on an organization and bolster results when combined with unified communications solutions. See below for some examples:


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Topics: Cloud Communication, Unified Communications (UC)

Working Remotely Over the Holidays? Set Employees Up for Success

Posted by Megan Szukala

December 22, 2016; 4:03 PM

The holiday season is in full swing and with that brings the added difficulty of employees being separated by distance and circumstance. On average 57 percent of Americans will plan to work remotely during the holidays, according to a Zix Corporation study. In order to boost productivity while employees are remote, it’s more essential than ever that companies equip their team members with all the tools to set them up for success during any season.


Working remotely can provide huge benefits for both employees and their managers during the holiday season. Setting up shop at home or wherever your travels take you can improve team satisfaction by creating more flexibility and a more consistent work-life balance. The hassle of commuting is removed and people are less likely to leave work early due to personal or travel reasons because they're able to work right up until the end of the day without missing any time with their families.


Holiday travel can be stressful enough without having to worry about whether you can reach your teammates right when you need them – or whether your clients can easily reach you. With ESI’s remote working solutions you will have the tools to address and manage those issues on the go.


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Topics: mobility